be a slave to/of something

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be a slave of (something)

To be unduly influenced by or care too much about something; to spend too much or time or energy on something. Jeremy is a total slave of fashion. He can't leave the house without making sure every part of his outfit matches perfectly.
See also: of, slave

be a slave to/of something

be a person whose life is completely controlled by something, for example a habit, a job, an interest, etc: She’s a slave to fashion; she’s always buying new clothes.
See also: of, slave, something
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Before any of the merchants had bid, Saouy happened to pass that way, and judging that it must be a slave of extraordinary beauty, rode up to Hagi Hassan and desired to see her.
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